A creamy layer of chocolate chip cookie butter is a wonderful surprise inside these easy chocolate cookies!
I may be out of the loop on things, but somehow I missed this whole craze over COOKIE BUTTER. When I was in the Czech Republic about a year ago, my friend Angie (the best gift-giver!) sent me home with a collection of European treats. Nestled in with the coffees and chocolates, there was this jar of “stuff” (all the labels were in Czech) and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I know that peanut butter is hard to find in Eastern and Central Europe- so I knew it wasn’t that- but it was close… it was butter- but not made out of peanuts..made out of COOKIES!!!!! Seriously. I fell in love.
Then I found it at Wal Mart. Here. In Indiana. #smile!!!
So, I’ve been stuffing Oreo Thins with all sorts of things over the past few months. Marshmallows….Key Lime Pie…I can’t stop. I have A LOT more ideas. This is just one more. (Prepare yourself…)
These are simply….delicious. I shouldn’t have been surprised that adding cookie butter to Oreos would create such a yummy combination- but I was. The combination is such a unique flavor- and I’m not kidding you- unbelievably good!
Plus they are SUPER easy to make.
Here’s how we did it: (printable recipe available here)
INGREDIENTS: (makes about 25 cookies)
- One box of Oreo Thins Chocolate cookies
- One jar of crunchy cookie butter (I’ve loved every brand I have tried, but I used Lotus for these)
- One cup of mini chocolate chips
- One and 1/2 bags of Wilton’s Candy melts in dark chocolate
- A little bit of milk chocolate candy melts to make stripes on top (or any sort of sprinkles you’d like to add to make these for any season!)
- Set half of Oreo cookies on a small tray or sheet that will fit in your freezer.
- Mix jar of cookie butter and mini chips in a small bowl.
- Scoop or spoon cookie butter on top of each Oreo and press a second Oreo on top to make a sandwich.
- Freeze for about 30 minutes.
- Melt Candy Melts in microwave, in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.
- Take 3 or 4 cookies at a time out of freezer and carefully dip in melted chocolate, using a fork to tap excess chocolate off and sliding the bottom of the cookie along the edge of the bowl to remove excess from the bottom.
- Set on parchment paper to harden.
- Add sprinkles (if desired) before chocolate hardens, or after it hardens, drizzle or pipe a little bit of contrasting chocolate across the top of each cookie.
My thoughts: Mmmmmmm! These cookies were eaten up so fast- and I got back so much positive feedback on them- everyone loved them! The only tricky part might be dipping them (if you haven’t dipped things in chocolate before). The trick is to tap off excess chocolate and to remove excess off the bottom. If you aren’t feeling confident in your dipping skills, try just dipping half of the cookie and leaving half of that yummy cookie butter visible! I hope you get a chance to try these!!! Enjoy!! ~R
More delicious Oreo ideas! (Click on a photo to see the recipe)